It was an unfortunate sight for Cincinnati Bengals fans. No. 1 overall pick and starting quarterback Joe Burrow went down with an apparent left leg injury and the cart came out for the former LSU star.
It appeared to be a serious injury for Burrow so it was no surprise when the entire Bengals sideline showed love for their quarterback. Not only did the Bengals come out, two former Ohio State teammates of Burrow’s came to the cart.
All love for Joe Burrow as he goes off the field. Including from Chase Young, Haskins, McLaurin pic.twitter.com/t42duvQWIQ
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 22, 2020
Through nine starts entering today, Burrow completed 242 of 370 passes (65.4 percent) for 2,485 yards and 12 touchdowns to five interceptions while adding three rushing scores.
Before arriving at LSU in 2018, Burrow was a backup quarterback for Ohio State, playing alongside Young and Haskins at the school.
Haskins would eventually become the starter in 2018 for Ohio after Burrow left for LSU. At LSU, Burrow went through a mediocre season before exploding onto the scene in 2019.
Burrow’s 2019 season was one for the ages. He completed an insane 76.3 percent of his passes for 5,671 yards, 60 touchdowns and a mere six interceptions in 15 games played this year. He left college with the single-season FBS record for most touchdown passes (60) and a tie for the third-most passing yards in a single season alongside former Houston quarterback Case Keenum.
Under Burrow’s leadership, the Tigers battled their way to a 15-0 record and a blowout win over Clemson, the previous season’s champion, in the College Football Playoff National Championship game. Burrow won the 2019 Heisman Trophy after getting 90.7 percent of the first-place votes.